The Wilton Y Wahoo swimmers began their Short Course season with some very impressive swims at the October Age Group Qualifier at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Despite a few practice cancellations in the week leading up to the meet, the Wahoos remained steadfast in their competitive pursuit against nine other area teams. Several Wilton Y Wahoo swimmers had top 12 finishes.

11-12 Girls

Aanya Kongettira:  10th 200Breast, 5th 50 Breast, 12th 100IM, 3rd 50Back, 8th 50Free
Sophia Gimby:  3rd 200IM, 11th 100Free, 3rd 100Back, 5th 100IM, 7th 200Free, 4th 200Back

Hannah Hsu:  8th 50Breast
Stephanie Tang:  4th 50Back, 12th 50Free

11-12 Boys

Danny Babashak:  7th 200Breast, 7th 50Fly, 2nd 200Fly, 11th 100IM, 11th 50Back, 7th 200Back
Andrew Zhou:  12th 50Fly, 4th 200Fly, 10th 100IM, 12th 50Free,12th 200Back
Gavin Lam:   7th 50Back

10 and Under Girls

Kate Basanese:  11th 100Back
Vedha Kongettia:  12th 100Back and 50Back

Eloise Downey:  7th 200Free

10 and Under Boys

Michael Dilullo:  5th 100Back, 10th 50Breast, 10th 100IM.
Varish Durisetti:  7th 200Free
Hirsh Iyer:  9th 200Breast, 2nd 50Fly, 3rd 200Fly, 2nd 100IM, 2nd 50Back, 5th 200Back
Ethan Lam:  5th 200Free
Gregory Pinchbeck:  4th 100Back and 200Free
Rishab Sharma:  4th 200 IM, 6th 200Free

As a charitable organization, the Wilton Family YMCA is focused on youth development and seeks to nurture the potential of all children and teens. The Y’s nationally acclaimed swim teams help kids to develop their endurance, skill, physical ability and mental stamina through a supportive and wholesome social outlet that encourages excellence, teamwork and camaraderie.

To get involved in competitive swimming at the Wilton Family YMCA, contact associate director of competitive aquatics Alex Baxter via email.